Game 82 Recap: Cubs 11, Twins 10

What You Need to Know: I hope you brought your dancing shoes to this one, because the Cubs Hit Parade continued today, knocking Lance Lynn out of the game in a second inning that included a Jon Lester three-run shot to center and three consecutive RBI doubles by Anthony Rizzo, Javy Báez, and Kyle Schwarber. Ian […]


A Tale of Two Happs

It’s time to check back in on one of last season’s breakout rookies, a slugger who won fans over with his pop and his ability to play both the infield and the outfield, but has struggled enough early this year to prompt talk of a Triple-A assignment. No, I’m not talking about Cody Bellinger. I’m […]


Game 51 Recap: Pirates 2, Cubs 1

What you need to know: Joe Musgrove threw seven strong innings, while Kyle Hendricks put together a five competitive innings despite not having his best stuff.  Even though the Pirates led off each inning against Hendricks with a hit, beyond Josh Harrison’s solo home run in the first and Gregory Polanco’s sacrifice fly in the second, […]


Kris Bryant Calls His Spot

I’ve seen two Cubs stars hit in the head with fastballs. The first was Salomon Torres heater that shattered Sammy Sosa’s helmet on April 20, 2003 as I stared at my TV in mute horror was. In some respects, this the beginning of the end: he’d scuffle for the next several weeks and be suspended […]


Trouble With His Curve: A Yu Darvish Deep Dive

Shortly after the Cubs signed Yu Darvish, Chris Gimenez, their newly-acquired backup catcher who had worked with Darvish as a Ranger in 2014, offered his thoughts on what might have gone wrong in Darvish’s two disastrous World Series outings against the Astros. By now, we’ve all heard the pitch-tipping theory. Gimenez, however, turned his attention […]